If you’re sending a child to one of the 6-Kansas Board of Regents Universities – that would be the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Wichita State University, Fort Hays State, Emporia State and Pittsburg State – you will likely see a major jump in tuition next fall.
The reason – the state legislature cut nearly 5% from campus operation budgets over the next two years. That’s about $35-million.
Community colleges and technical colleges will see a cut, but a very small one compared to the state’s universities – about 1.5% over the next two years.
Bottom line, state funding for public colleges and universities has steadily shrunk since 2007. The flip-side, cost of tuition has continued to grow.